How cool is that? Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world because parents who have the box no longer sleep with their babies, thus reducing the risk of SIDS. I’m a huge advocate of co-sleeping, and with this box you could probably just put it next to you on the bed instead of worrying about rolling over on your baby. This whole thing just sounds so pro-parent, like they really want to give parents the things they need so they can get off to a good start. More
Topic: giving birth
Why don’t they warn you in birth class that after the petals are sewn together they resemble ground up hamburger meat that hangs down to your knees? More
HeatherÂ Barrington has inspired me into considering all kinds of over the top birthing plans that may or may not include debatable species. Go big or go home. Or go glittery. More
The infant, dubbed “Baby No. 59″ is thought to be just a few days old and allegedly fell into the toilet after his mom unexpectedly gave birth there, according to a local police officer. The woman was apparently on the scene the entire time as firefighters and doctors fought to save her son. She fully admitted to being the mother. Still, I am not convinced; and I’m not the only one. More
Last week, I wrote about own desire to go straight for the c-section when delivering my twins. But both my cousin Rena and friend Christina are heroes in my eyes, because I couldnâ€™t contemplate going through what they did to bring their twins into the world.
After having her first child vaginally, my cousin Rena delivered her twins vaginally, and hearing her story while I was pregnant with my own set of twins reinforced my decision to schedule a C. My cousin is very much like me in that she tells it like it is. I knew that more than anyone, sheâ€™d tell me the real deal without an ounce of sugarcoating, and thatâ€™s exactly what I needed.
The researchers are quick to say that they aren’t trying to dissuade people from using Pitocin. They simply want to encourage further investigation into its use, but I certainly won’t be using it again.
Out of three live births, I was only given Pitocin once — and I experienced the worst childbirth out of my three kids. More
Iâ€™m one of those women who never felt that â€śnaturalâ€ť birth sounded all that naturalâ€”and even if I only had one baby my ideal delivery would have been a c-section. So one of the first things I wanted to make sure was that my doctor would be on board with a scheduled C. Luckily, he believed that c-sections are the safest way to deliver twins and said that would have been his suggestion anyway. More
Snooki has a lot going on right now. In addition to getting babyÂ 7-month-old sonÂ Lorenzo baptized last week, the new mother is also working on pregnancy/parenting book. Nevermind that she’s also been busting her bum making that big splashy post-baby body debut. But despite Snooki’s busy reality TV mom schedule,Â Nicole Polizzi paused to give some glamorous labor tips to fellow reality TVÂ starletÂ Kim Kardashian. How does one stay delivery chic in such an uncouth time as delivery? Snooki, now “celebrity babyÂ correspondent,” saves the day! More
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I know it’s heavily contested mommy ground to hand out medals for birthing experiences, complete with stars and badges that read “Vaginal Birth” and “No Drugs.” But I definitely think nothing short of trophy is in order for 21-year-oldÂ Jade Packer who naturally delivered herÂ 15lbs 7oz son and lived to tell about it. Better you than me, Jade!
I cannot find a doctor willing to sign up for this. I simply can’t. I moved to Florida when I was seven months pregnant and it took me weeks to find a doctor who would take me because I was “too far along.” Too far along to be given care? Does that make sense to anyone? More
Pregnant Kristen Bell is expecting her first baby with fiancĂ©Â Dax Shepard. And no, she won’t be opting for the birthing pool, a fancy doula, a midwife, and/or natural childbirth. Hell to the no on that from this celebrity mother. More
Considering a woman gave birth on a bus this week, with nothing but her 3-year-old and shocked passengers observing her – I’m beginning to think all the ways in which we try to “prepare” ourselves for childbirth are pretty unnecessary. More
If you’re going to take your reality TV promotional cues from anyone, it probably should be The Kardashians. More